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How will humans react to driverless cars?

The biggest unknown factor when it comes to driverless cars is us: humans. How quickly can we take charge again if the computer stops? What will we get up to while we're being driven around?

The University of Southampton is leading an £11m, four year research project to test these so-called "human factors". They are beginning by putting drivers of all ages through their paces in a driverless car simulator.

Our transport correspondent, Richard Westcott, was taken through the test by Professor Neville Stanton, of the University of Southampton.

  • 07 Jan 2016
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